A massive fire has destroyed the home of Emmitt Perry.

Emmitt Perry is the father of famous writer/director Tyler Perry and according to WBRZ he was able to make it out of the home safely before it was completely engulfed with flames.

Reports say the fire started around 8 p.m. Monday night and at the time of this post (shortly after 10 p.m.) the home was still in flames.

Officials suspect the cause of the fire is related to electrical issues while Perry says he's just glad he and his daughter were able to get out alive.

[via WBRZ]